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#Beijing 2008

# beijing-2008 - Sunday 15 March, 2020

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'

In part two of our series, Irish swimmer Melanie Nocher recalls adapting to life after the Olympics.

# beijing-2008 - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Tearful moment as British athlete is told she's getting an Olympic medal - nine years later Long Time Coming This post contains videos

Tearful moment as British athlete is told she's getting an Olympic medal - nine years later

Kelly Sotherton is set to finally become a three-time Olympic medallist.

# beijing-2008 - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise

The British diver chats to The42 about his decorated career.

# beijing-2008 - Monday 24 December, 2012

How's Christmas Eve going Kenny? Egan training hard for nationals

The Olympic silver medallist also told us that he will be heading out for a jog, or two, tomorrow.

# beijing-2008 - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming

The two-time Olympian for Team Ireland is looking forward to ‘new challenges’ after taking the decision to step away from elite-level competitions.

# beijing-2008 - Monday 6 August, 2012

Olympic walking champion booted out of games after failed drugs test

“I wanted to be stronger for this Olympics, I was wrong,” said the Beijing 2008 gold medallist Alex Schwazer, from Italy.

# beijing-2008 - Friday 27 July, 2012

The Magnificent Seven: memorable opening ceremony moments

It’s here and there’s no getting away from it. Quench your inescapable Olympic thirst with these classic opening day moments.

# beijing-2008 - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China

“They should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them,” declared Senator Harry Reid.

# beijing-2008 - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch

The 32-year-old kayaker from Kildare will represent Ireland in the K1 Slalom in London and finished 4th in the same event in Beijing.

# beijing-2008 - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Olympic Interview: Kenneth Egan relives his Silver Medal win at Beijing 2008

Controversy reigned in the Light-Heavyweight Final in 2008 as the Irish boxer was not awarded points for clean hits.

# beijing-2008 - Saturday 7 April, 2012

The great swimming hope: Murphy confident she can compete with the best at Olympics

Wexord swimmer looks to build on her silver medal at the European Championships with a strong showing at London 2012

# beijing-2008 - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Kenny Egan: "There will be a lot of girls out there looking for Katie's scalp"

Olympic silver medallist predicts tough qualifiers for Ireland’s great boxing hope at London 2012

# beijing-2008 - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Interview: Carruth reflects on Barcelona '92 and predicts golden age

The last man to win boxing gold for Ireland believes the latest qualifiers can surpass the triple medal achievements of Beijing.

# beijing-2008 - Saturday 25 February, 2012

2012 Olympics: Evans finding his feet on the rocky road to London

Ireland’s top badminton player Scott Evans talks to about his Olympic preparations and how one silly mistake seems to have changed everything for the better.